As an Avila Honors student, you will enrich your education with an in-depth academic exploration tailored to your needs and interests. You will be challenged. You will explore new ideas and possibilities. You will build the skills to make a difference in our community.
In addition, Honors Program membership offers you:
- Personalized learning experiences
- The opportunity to build meaningful, one-on-one relationships with faculty
- An honors designation on your transcript
- A medal at graduation
All Honors work and experiences count toward your degree.
How to apply
- Pre-admitted students can apply here.
- Conditionally admitted students can apply here.
- Current or transfer students can apply here.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Academic Year, although current students can apply to start the program in Spring 2023.
Space in the Honors Program is limited and first-come, first-serve for students who qualify. Students who qualify and apply after the program is full will be placed on a wait list.
To get more information, talk to your admissions representative, e-mail email@example.com, or view the resources we have available on the left-hand side.
You will be asked to indicate that you have earned one of the following here:
- HS GPA of 3.5+ or
- ACT of 25+ or
- SAT 1200+
We will contact your admissions representative to verify.
You will be asked to submit both of the following here:
- HS GPA of 3.25+ (we will verify with your admissions representative) and
- Admission essay
You will be asked to submit two of the following here:
- College GPA 3.5+
- Letter of recommendation from academic source
- Admission essay
Transfer or current students must complete at least two academic years in the Honors Program.
HN 180: Honors Seminar I. Enroll Fall of your FIRST year in the program.
HN 480: Honors Seminar II. Enroll in Fall of your LAST year in the program.
Honors Enhancements (HEs)
These are enhancements you add to existing classes. Any class is eligible so long as it is for-credit and has professor’s approval. You can find more information here.
Examples include: research papers, additional readings and discussions, research proposals, conference presentations, creative projects.
You will earn credit for HN 180 and HN 480 when you take them, and 7 credits for the rest of the experiences once they have all been completed.